Say everything you’ve always wanted
Be not afraid of who you really are
‘Cause in the end we have each other
And that’s at least one thing worth living for
And I will give the world to you.
We featured this video back on January 1, 2011. At the time, it was still a fairly obscure clip of a 2010 Indie Pop song from Ian Axel. Since then, the song has taken off a bit--appearing in the film New Year's Eve and the TV show The Amazing Race, among other things. Not hard to understand why, really. You don't want to start the New Year with hung over regrets of the year past, nor with fear and trepidation for the days ahead. You want to start the New Year off hopeful--making a bold statement and charging forth with confidence. If it wears off in a week or two, well, we can cross that bridge then. But it's important to start strong. Ian Axel's Indie Pop anthem also features Chad Vaccarino and, together, they now call themselves A Great Big World. "Our songs are your songs," they say and, just to prove it, you can grab "This Is The New Year" as a name-your-price Bandcamp download. And, if the song sounds like "more", you can get the whole album for the same Bandcamp deal. Just to add a little positive fuel to your New Year engine. Lots more free New Years tunes on the Free List, if you want 'em.
I love Christmas, music, and cats. What more do you need to know?